Intermittent Fasting: Considered the method for cellular regeneration, with the added benefit of weight loss and improvement of diabetes mellitus Type II. You will be guided on appropriate fasting schedules, foods to incorporate, and healthy methods to reincorporate nutrition after longer periods of fasting.
1. Lowers risk for disease: Intermittent fasting can boost brain health and lower your risk for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s is reduced as Intermittent Fasting reduces obesity and helps protect against diabetes, both of which contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s.
2. Protects neurons and promotes autophagy: Intermittent fasting also helps the brain by protecting nerve cells from degeneration. Prolonged fasting has the added benefit of autophagy – the process of cellular part turnover. This process improves neuroelasticity and cognitive function.
3. Improves memory and eases depression: Intermittent fasting improves learning and memory, another protective measure against serious neurodegenerative diseases. A 2013 study also reported that patients suffering from depression had improved mood, mental alertness and sense of peace when fasting
4. Lowers cholesterol and improves insulin resistance: Intermittent Fasting has been shown to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and reduce insulin resistance.